Student Centered Teaching
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Discusses ideas in 2 books that challenge traditional classroom instruction. TO TEACH:THE JOURNEY OF A TEACHER (William Ayers) & THE HUNDRED LANGUAGES OF CHILDREN: THE REGGIO EMILIA APPROACH-ADVANCED REFLECTIONS, a compilation of essays. Topics include teacher response to student needs & interests; dynamic teaching methods; race bias in education; children creating their own learning experiences-"learning in motion." Compares the Italian Reggio Emilia approach to the American classroom.
From the Paper:"William Ayers’ To teach: The journey of a teacher and The hundred languages of children: The Reggio Emilia approach—advanced reflections, edited by Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini, and George Forman are impressive works that testify to the dedication and love of the educators involved. Challenging the practices of traditional classrooms, the educators in these books create a dynamic and vibrant classroom that encourages children to reveal their passions and take center stage. Instead of being focused on teaching techniques and the orderly completion of curriculum, these teachers train themselves to listen to the children and shape the lessons through their interaction with the children. Ultimately, the educators seek to bring the classroom and the community together. For the children, it is essential for them to learn the importance of..."
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